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Canada's Milos Raonic serves to Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
January 16, 2019 - 10:34 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Steady rain showers have suspended play on all courts at Melbourne Park. The roofs on Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena and Melbourne Arena were closed and play was scheduled to resume on...
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Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) and Toronto Raptors guard Danny Green, right, tangle as they compete for the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 16, 2019 - 10:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving hit a foul-line fadeaway to give Boston the lead, then hit a 31-foot 3-pointer to finish with 27 points and lead the Celtics past the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors 117-108 on Wednesday night. Returning after missing the last game with a bruised right leg, Irving had 10...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots as Brooklyn Nets' Treveon Graham (21) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
January 16, 2019 - 10:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and the Brooklyn Nets spoiled James Harden's 58-point night with a 145-142 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday. Harden had his second straight season high after scoring 57 in a victory over...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic waves after defeating United States' Madison Brengle in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 16, 2019 - 9:54 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Karolina Pliskova extended her winning start to the season by reaching the third round of the Australian Open after a rain-interrupted 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 victory Thursday over Madison Brengle. The 2016 U.S. Open finalist started this year with a run to the title at the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University interim President John Engler listens as he runs his first Michigan State University Board of Trustees meeting on campus in East Lansing, Mich. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
January 16, 2019 - 8:33 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims. John Engler, who had resisted...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, NBC sportscaster Bob Costas appears before an NFL football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, in Baltimore. NBC Sports said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)
January 16, 2019 - 8:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Costas, who stepped down as NBC's prime-time Olympics host two years ago, has left the network's sports division altogether. NBC Sports said Wednesday that Costas parted ways with his longtime employer, providing no further details. A representative for Costas didn't...
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Los Angeles Rams cornerback Marcus Peters addresses the media during an NFL football press conference Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The Rams face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
January 16, 2019 - 7:55 pm
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Peters stood at a podium Wednesday and spoke about his respect for Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints. He insisted his feisty comments about the coach two months ago had been misinterpreted and blown out of proportion by controversy-hungry fans and media. And...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2018 file photo, Michigan State University Interim President John Engler speaks during a Senate Commerce subcommittee hearing on "Strengthening and Empowering U.S. Amateur Athletes," on Capitol Hill in Washington. Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 16, 2019 - 5:46 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Michigan State University's interim president (all times local): 6:40 p.m. Michigan State University's interim president says he's stepping down in a week in response to a request from the school's governing board. John Engler sent an 11-...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2007, file photo, Cincinnati Reds radio broadcaster Marty Brennaman answer questions at a news conference prior to a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Cincinnati. Reds play-by-play broadcaster Marty Brennaman will retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. The team made the announcement Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The 76-year-old Brennaman joined the Reds' radio team in 1974 and soon became known for his sign-off line after each win: "And this one belongs to the Reds." He and former Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall shared the booth for 31 seasons from 1974-2004.(AP Photo/David Kohl, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:34 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home. The Reds play-by-play announcer said Wednesday that he'll retire after the 2019 season, his 46th in Cincinnati. His career started with a chance to call baseball history. It...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Alabama's Jalen Hurts answers questions during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game, in Santa Clara, Calif. Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts has decided to transfer to Oklahoma. Hurts made the announcement Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in a story in the Players' Tribune .(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 16, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley could not help but admire Jalen Hurts from a distance. He respected how the Alabama quarterback who lost his starting job to Tua Tagovailoa put the team above his pride. Hurts could have transferred right after Alabama went another direction, as so many quarterbacks do...
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